See this online text:
- “The Sexual Abuse Crisis in the Roman Catholic Church: What Psychologists and Counselors Should Know”, by Thomas G. Plante and Courtney Daniels, Pastoral Psychology, Vol. 52, No. 5, May 2004 (2004), pp. 381-393. Available in PDF format at Psychology Today.
- [N.B., The text does not appear to be written by Catholic Christians. However, while we do not agree with all its statements, we submit that it provides a concise and even-handed psycho-social clarification of the problem that is free of underlying agendas. On alleged abuse in other communities, see this article by Patrick Parkinson et al. about child sexual abuse in the Anglican community in Australia and the Wikipedia article on alleged abuse in Jewish American communities.]
On the Feast of Saint Marina of the Monastery of Qannoubine, in the Maronite church. For other legally free ebooks, you may access the List of Free eBooks (Arranged by Title) and the List of Free eBooks (Grouped by Subject). We pray:
Heavenly Father, we bless and thank You for the witness of Saint Marina, who, by Your grace, endured evil calumny with patience and charity. We beseech You to strengthen Your servants who have also been falsely accused, bring to repentance those who are rightly called to account for crimes, and grant justice and mercy to their victims, so that they may all be saved in the Spirit Who proceeds from You and through Your Son. Through Christ our Lord we pray. Amen.